I've been taking pictures since the mid 1970s, when I snapped away at anything and
everything, with a Canon AE-1, before progressing, equipment-wise and skill-wise, to the
brilliant Canon A-1. My arty, fast film monochrome work and makeshift darkroom
seem a million miles away from the democratic process that is present-day digital photography.
Nowadays, I'm a little more selective in my approach, preferring to concentrate on capturing people's little moments in time, juxtapositions and reflections too. I've been influenced
by photographers such as Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand, and I admire the modern
work of people such as New York-based Benjamin Lowy, who has taken smartphone and
Instagram photography to another level.
A born and bred Lancastrian from the North of England, I am now, after meeting a rather
special lady, hoping to move myself to St. Louis, Missouri. I have made several friends
in the St. Louis area, as a result of a holiday I took in the region in 2013. Those friends
are members of the GSLAA, so it felt a natural move to take out a membership for myself. To bring things up-to-date, I've now had an exhibition at Garry McMichael’s studio and
co-hosted a seminar with Garry, enjoyed both and was grateful to those people who came along.